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All I want for Christmas is the new, largest diamond ever found in North America

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I don’t want a lot for Christmas. There is just one thing I need — and it’s that gigantic 552-carat diamond recently uncovered by Canadian miners.

Because this isn’t just your run-of-the-mill huge ass yellow diamond. The gemstone is actually the largest to ever be found in North American history, according to a press release by Dominion Diamond Mines

Coming in at 33.74mm by 54.56mm, this stocking stuffer blew the previous record out of the water, which was a 187.7 carat diamond found in the same mine back in 2015.  Read more…

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Prada apologizes for ‘Pradamalia’ toys that evoke racist blackface imagery

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In the 2018 holiday season, luxury fashion brands appear to be competing with one another for worst case of tone deaf racism.

On the heels of Dolce & Gabbana’s disastrous Chinese ad campaign, Prada found itself embroiled in its own controversy over monkey toys and keychains accused of evoking racist imagery. The company later apologized on Twitter, promising to recall the offensive figurines from its new “Pradamalia” line of collectibles.

“The Pradamalia are fantasy charms composed of elements of the Prada oeuvre. They are imaginary creatures not intended to have any reference to the real world and certainly not blackface,” the company statement read. “Prada Group never had the intention of offending anyone and we abhor all forms of racism and racist imagery. In this interest, we will withdraw all of the characters in question from display and circulation.” Read more…

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Meet Tango, the weirdest horse on Twitter

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Move over, Lil’ Sebastian. There’s a new viral horse in town: Tango.

Twitter user @mckellogs recently started sharing photos of her horse Tango. As someone who identifies as “not a horse girl,” I was skeptical until this particular Tango thread pulled me in.

That’s the Tango magic.

@mckellogs told Mashable that her family adopted Tango and his mother, Lulu, after their owners could no longer afford them. Tango has since grown up largely independently, rarely socializing with other horses. As result he’s become something of an … individual.

Here’s how @mckellogs describes him: Read more…

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